SETTLING IN GERMANY - THAT SOUNDS SO EASY GOING...

in fact there is a lot to organize before you can lay back and enjoy the coziness of your new home!

Before you can actually relax a couple of most important matters need to be dealt with. The moment you have your apartment logged - sometimes even before that - you need to register, apply for your residence title, open a bank account, take care of your healthcare and other insurances, decide on a telephone and internet provider and install that at your new home, register with the utility providers, notify all your relevant contractual partners of your address change, seek advise on tax matters, apply for children allowances, register your car in Germany, and, and, and...

It is a bit much? Uuhuh - well, yes.

At least you've got this page helping you through each of the processes.

REGISTERING

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Municipal Registration, application for residence title, registration with German public TV, applying for tax ID and social security ID.

TELEPHONE, INTERNET & TV

Research telephone, internet and TV options, contract and install.

UTILITIES

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How to register with electricity, water and gas providers and how it works.

BANK ACCOUNT

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Banks with English Online Banking, documentary requirement for salary account and credit card.

HEALTHCARE

Social Security System in Germany

The basics of the German Healthcare System, hospitals and physicians, public & private healthcare

FAMILY ALLOWANCES

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Children allowance, parental allowance, kita voucher.

DRIVING LICENCE CONVERSION

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Necessity of a onversion of your driving licence, car registration.